this & that
- The Economist goes to an arts festival in Goma. Kudos to the Baobab blog for being just about the only media outlet to show that it's not all rape and war there.
- Owen Barder explains the context around the revelation that the BBC was wrong about their report about the diversion of aid to rebel groups back during the mid-1980's famine. Aid Thoughts weighs in on the debate here.
- Dinaw Mengistu has a new book out. I haven't read it yet, but it's at the top of my list.
- If you're a reporter who writes on military strategy and other defense topics, put my friend Jen Taylor's new contact info in your address book. She's just joined CSIS and knows her stuff.